Hunters, anglers and general park users need to know that camping electricity and water will not be available this fall at Hell Creek State Park, north of Jordan, Montana.
According to Cathy Stewart, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 7 Parks Operations Supervisor, “The electricity at camping locations will be shut off November 15, 2008 through January 15, 2009. Visitation trends for Hell Creek State Park show low levels of use annually during this time period. Overnight camp fees without electricity will be reduced to $13.00."
Water availability will be curtailed October 15, 2008 due to potential water line freeze-up. Stewart said, “We can usually count on freezing temperatures sometime in October. The lines need to be clear of water to prevent freeze-up and damage to the conveyance lines. Campers need to bring water with them to meet their own needs.”
Park users who plan to stay overnight at Hell Creek State Park should understand the seasonal limitations of park resources so they can come prepared and still enjoy their experience.